As a patient at Groves Dental Care, you'll be like a part of the family!
We are a team of fun and friendly dental professionals who love what we do. Everything we do is built around our patients' needs, and we pride ourselves on developing personal relationships with people. Values like this mean that we are constantly trying to improve in every aspect of what we do to better serve you!
We'd love to take a moment to introduce ourselves so you can know more about us!
Anis Elkhechen, DMD
Dr. Elkhechen grew up in Boca Raton and received both his bachelor's degree and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Florida in Gainesville. As an undergrad, he majored in Human Nutrition, and this interest in helping others achieve their best health is evident in the care he provides to each and every patient. His parents live in Wellington, just around the corner from the practice and his brother also provides health care as an orthopedic surgeon in West Palm Beach.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Elkhechen continued to seek out further training and ongoing education so he can provide the most modern care to his patients. He completed the implant dentistry continuum as well as the clinical mastery series on cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Elkhechen recognizes that no matter how comfortable and inviting a dental office is, patients still have other places they'd rather be. This is why he also studied office efficiency to make sure his practice runs smoothly and minimizes the amount of time you have to spend in a dental chair!
Dr. Elkhechen is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Elkhechen can likely be found spending time with family and friends, exercising, traveling to new places, skiing, or enjoying time on the water doing activities such as fishing, paddle boarding, and swimming.
Mona Herold, DDS
Dr. Mona Herold is a graduate of the George Washington University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. After she graduated, she spent a year completing her General Practice Residency at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. During this time, Dr. Herold provided care to patients with complex dental needs and compromised health. Dr. Herold loves to travel and provide for those in need. She participated in dental outreaches to Nepal and Ecuador and worked with patients who were survivors of torture and patients in rehabilitation programs. She received extra training in her residency to treat patients with special needs.
Placing great value on a trusting dentist-patient relationship, Dr. Herold always communicates to and involves her patient in treatment decisions. Her patients have described her as gentle and calm, and she has helped many patients with dental anxiety feel comfortable in her chair. Dr. Herold is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association Florida Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing tennis, cycling, and playing with her dogs.
Dr. Margarita Vasserman, DDS
Dr. Margarita Vasserman, DDS earned her doctorate in dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Vasserman is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry including porcelain crown and veneer restorations, implant restorations, endodontic treatment, extractions, pediatric dentistry, and emergency dental care.
Dr. Vasserman believes in a conservative approach to dental care and values the importance of educating patients about their oral health and overall wellbeing. She combines her artistic talent and attention to detail with empathy and compassion, allowing her to provide the most optimal high-quality care for her patients. She and her husband have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys baking elaborate desserts, doing arts and crafts with the kids, fitness strength training, and having fun at the beach with her family.
Kyle B. DeLuca, DMD
Dr. Kyle B. DeLuca attended the University of Florida (UF) for his undergraduate training and obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine.
Following his dental degree, Dr. DeLuca went on to complete a full-time, three-year post-graduate residency in Periodontics, the specialty of dentistry that focuses on saving teeth and placing dental implants. He served as the Chief Resident during his Specialty training and has presented his research and work at State and National meetings.
Dr. DeLuca is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.
As Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. DeLuca teaches up-and-coming dentists the art and science of saving and replacing teeth, and improving oral health.
Dr. Kyle DeLuca has specialized training in:
- Esthetic dental implant placement (non-removable individual tooth replacement)
- Minimally-invasive extractions
- Complete upper and lower same-day, non-removable tooth replacement therapy (e.g. All-On-Four ®, Fixed-Hybrids)
- Management and treatment of gum disease (bleeding gums and bad breath)
- Saving teeth
- Correcting “long teeth” (recession) using minimally-invasive soft tissue techniques, including Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
- Bone building procedures for implants, including sinus augmentation
- Correcting root sensitivity, including sensitivity to cold
- Exposure of impacted teeth for orthodontics
- Improving comfort with dentures (or eliminating their need)
- Correcting “Gummy Smiles”
Amy supervises all team members and coordinates office flow. She is the concierge for patients undergoing full mouth reconstruction, implant placement, restoration as well as smile makeovers. Amy’s passion for her work is displayed by the individual focus on meeting our patients’ comfort and needs. She feels very fulfilled when she is able to take a fearful patient with complex dental issues and help transform them into the confident rejuvenated person they deserve to be! She feels working in a dental practice is very personal and believes the best part of her job is hearing what kind of a difference we make in peoples’ lives. Amy strives to ensure our primary purpose of helping our patients achieve and maintain a beautiful healthy smile.
Amy is a Florida native and has her Associate of Science degree from Palm Beach State College. She began her career in Oral Surgery in 1999 and after realizing her passion for dentistry, she began work in the general dentistry field in 2004. She joined Groves Dental Care in 2018 and takes great pride in total patient care. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and cooking and baking.
Tara grew up in Davie, Florida and moved to West Palm Beach 16 years ago. She has two children; a boy and a girl. They are the light of her life. Tara graduated with honors from Dental Assisting school in 1996 and has worked in the field ever since. Tara has now transitioned in to the Front Office position. Tara really enjoys interacting with patients on a daily basis. Tara gets pleasure from being part of a team that help patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. When Tara is not working, she enjoys traveling to exciting new places. Tara spends her time going to the beach and hanging out with her family. She has two sisters and a large extended family. Tara was very excited to join the team at Groves Dental Care and looks forward to help provide great service for patients.
Katie was born and raised in Lake Worth, Florida. She began her career in the Dental field as a chairside dental assistant while attending Dental Hygiene School in 2007. She graduated from Palm Beach State College with her Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012. At the age of 9, Katie was inspired by her Aunt, who is a Registered Dental Hygienist, to pursue a career in the field. She began working at Groves Dental Care in 2020 and is dedicated to building relationships with her patients and educating them to help them improve their oral and total body health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys doing projects around her home in Loxahatchee.
Erin is a Florida native and has lived in Loxahatchee her whole life. She started her career in the dental field as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2019 and completed her training at the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. She knew she wanted to delve further into the field and chose to by pursuing Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Palm Beach State College’s Dental Hygiene program as President of her class and with honors in May 2022. She has a passion for not only improving her patients' oral health but also helping build their confidence in their smiles. When she is not working she enjoys weight lifting and spending time with her family and French bulldog, Vinny.
Sasha graduated with high honors from DATS (Dental Assisting Training School) in Ft. Myers, FL. She worked hard knowing that her goal was to help patients achieve their best smile possible. She loves to work with all her patients to make them feel comfortable and relaxed at every visit. She is a Florida native that enjoys spending time with her family and especially her nieces and nephews. Sasha joined the Groves Dental Care family at the beginning of 2020 and is looking forward to a long career in dentistry.
Maria has had a passion for dentistry for as long as she can remember. She decided to follow her dream and attend DATS (Dental Assisting Training School) in Ft. Myers, FL where she graduated with top honors. Her greatest joy is seeing how patients are so happy once they achieve their best smile. She was born in Texas and moved to Florida in 2008 where she resides with her beautiful daughter. She spends her free time with her family and loves the outdoors.